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Judge Reject Ghislaine Maxwell’s Request To Delay The Unsealing Of Court Documents

Ghislaine Maxwell’s request to delay the unsealing of potentially damaging court documents has been rejected by a New York judge. Attorneys for Maxwell, who is accused of sex trafficking teenage girls for late financier Jeffrey Epstein, argued that “critical new information” had surfaced that could affect Maxwell’s ability to obtain a fair trial, justifying the delay. However US District Judge Loretta Preska in Manhattan said she had no reasonable basis to order their requested three-week delay. The documents come from a long-settled civil defamation case against Maxwell by Virginia Giuffre, who said Epstein kept her as a “sex slave” with Maxwell’s help. Maxwell’s criminal trial is scheduled for July 2021.... [Read Full Story]

Moderna And U.S. Government Agree To Deal For 100M Doses Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Biotechnology company Moderna reached a deal with the U.S. government on Tuesday to deliver 100 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Moderna said the deal for its mRNA-1273 vaccine candidate is worth $1.525 billion and includes the option for the United States to purchase up to 400 million doses of the potential vaccine. The United States has invested $2.48 billion in Moderna’s vaccine candidate. Moderna CEO Stephane Bancel said, “We appreciate the confidence of the U.S. government in our mRNA vaccine platform and the continued support.”... [Read Full Story]

Member Of Secret Service, Male Suspect Taken To Hospital After Shooting Outside White House

President Donald Trump was escorted out of a press conference on Monday evening after a person was shot by Secret Service outside of the White House. The Secret Service tweeted Monday night that a Secret Service officer and a male subject were both taken to a local hospital after an officer-involved shooting took place at 17th Street and Pennsylvania Ave.... [Read Full Story]

20 Injured, One Dead In Washington D.C. Shooting

A 17-year-old was killed and 20 others were injured in an overnight shooting Saturday in Washington D.C. Metro police chief Peter Newsham said that an off-duty 1st District Police officer was one of the victims, who was shot and “seriously injured.” Newsham said that judging from gunshots being fired in multiple locations simultaneously, it appeared there were at least three shooters.... [Read Full Story]

Justice Department To Send Federal Agents To Fight Crime In St. Louis, Memphis

The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that federal law enforcement agents will be sent to St. Louis and Memphis, Tennessee, to help fight violent crime. The announcement marks the expansion of “Operation Legend,” a plan introduced last month in several cities to address spikes in crimes such as murder. The operation was first launched in Kansas City, Missouri, on July 8, and has since been expanded to Chicago; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Cleveland; Detroit and Milwaukee.... [Read Full Story]

Los Angeles Will Shut Off Water And Electricity At Homes Hosting Large Gatherings

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that the city will be taking action against those who throw large parties in violation of health orders due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Garcetti said: “While we have already closed all bars and nightclubs, these large house parties have essentially become nightclubs.” He then indicated he would hold them to similar scrutiny. “The same thing we would do with businesses.”... [Read Full Story]

U.S. Department of Agriculture Warns Against Planting Of Unsolicited Seeds Received From China

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is warning Americans not to plant unsolicited packages of seeds that appear to be arriving from China. States have also told residents not to put the seeds in the ground, after they arrived in the mailboxes of people who did not order them. Officials said the seeds could grow invasive species that threaten crops or livestock.... [Read Full Story]